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  • Domestic violence
    • an incident or pattern of violence, abuse,controlling behaviour between those 16/over in an intimate relationship regardless of sexuality or gender
    • accounts between 1/6 and 1/4 of all violence
    • usually men against women
    • coleman
      • women more likely to experience all types of abuse
    • Osborne et al
      • marriage legitimates violence
      • 2 women are killed every week by partner
    • 1/4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime
    • 1/6 men experience it in their lifetime
    • children often witness it
    • why aren't official stats realistic
      • vicitims unwilling to replort it
      • police reluctant to report it
        • don't want to interfere with private sphere
        • see family as a good thing
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